Linda Mizejewski

Professor, Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

My first two books, Divine Decadence: Fascism, Female Spectacle, and the Makings of Sally Bowles (Princeton, 1992) and Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema (Duke, 1999), are about the historical, sexual, and racial meanings of high-profile showgirls in American culture. My next book, Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2004), traces the development of the female detective character in fiction, film, and television since the 1970s. I'm now working on the topic of women and comedy. My most recent book, It Happened One Night, (Wiley Blackwell, 2010),focuses on the film widely regarded as the template for the romantic comedy genre, and the book I'm currently writing is about women comics in the first decade of the 21st century. My work has been supported by grants from NEH and ACLS, and in 2004 I won the Ohio State University Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award.

Areas of Expertise
  • Film, Cultural Studies

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